March 4th

Dear St. Edmond’s Families,

Bishop Koenig visited St. Ed’s yesterday, meeting with the students in three groups in the Rollins Center for lively question and answer sessions. The students were respectful and curious as they asked a variety of questions. Several Lancers gave Bishop Koenig and Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Mr. Louis De Angelo, a tour of our campus afterwards. The Bishop ended each session with a favorite prayer of Pope Francis, emphasizing the need for us to pray for those we love, those we look up to, and to those in need; lastly, to pray for guidance and love of self. It was special to have him here on campus.

Author Sir Salman Rushdie joined the 6th grade ELA class Wednesday via Zoom to discuss his novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Sir Rushdie told the boys he wrote the book for his son, whose middle name is Haroun. The 6th grade Lancers were excellent in their questions and Sir Rushhdie was engaging, kind, and funny. The hour-long conversation (here) covered a host of topics, including the craft of writing, truth-telling in fiction, and the issue of censorship. Much thanks to Mrs. Hartman and Mr. Corcoran for… [Click here to keep reading.]